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Can You Believe This Is Legal?

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 A 22-year-old woman is selling her virginity online — offering her body to bidders nationwide in an auction that reportedly has netted a $3.7 million offer — and the law isn’t doing a thing to stop her.

The FBI isn’t interested. The U.S. attorney doesn’t care. Everything is fine by local police, and she isn’t breaking any laws.

That’s because Natalie Dylan, a made-up name for a real 22-year-old California college grad, is marketing her maidenhead in Nevada, where prostitution is legal.

But some religious legal groups are objecting to the sexual sale, saying they are concerned that its influence may reach beyond the borders of the “Battle Born” bordello state.

“It does seem crazy,” said Mathew Staver, director of the Liberty Center for Law and Policy. “The rest of the country has an interest in stopping that kind of activity from spreading from Nevada to their home state.”

Staver said because the bidding was being conducted online, federal law could be applied to stop the auction from going through.

“Nevada has been out of step with the rest of the country for many years with regards to prostitution, and that’s why I think it’s important for federal prosecutors to look into this, so that Nevada does not dictate the morals and moral decency for the rest of the nation,” Staver told FOXNews.com.

But federal authorities said there wasn’t much they could do about the case, and deflected attention toward local statutes.

“Being that prostitution is legal in the area that she’s listing from, and she’s over 18 and it’s consensual, I would defer it to local police authorities,” said David Staretz, a spokesman for the FBI’s Las Vegas field office.

The Postal Inspection Service, which monitors the Internet for some illegal transactions, is “currently unaware of any specific fed prohibition against this activity,” said spokesman Al Weissman.

The office of the U.S. attorney in Nevada said that it has prosecuted over 200 cases in the last six years involving the solicitation of minors online, but it had never worked on a case like this involving adults.

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch, the brothel that is arranging and hosting the deal, sounded especially gung-ho about Dylan.

“Natalie is a virgin and would like to sell this priceless and rare commodity in a very exclusive and private setting,” says the Bunny Ranch Web site.

While the commodity’s rarity may be debatable, more than 10,000 bidders have come forth to put a price tag on Dylan’s purity. And if the Bunny Ranch’s owner is to be believed, someone has offered $3.7 million, a price far above rubies.

“One time only she will appear at the bunny ranch and give up her virginity to the highest bidder,” says the brothel’s Web site in a needlessly repetitive statement. Dylan says she is trying to finance graduate studies for her sister and herself.

Some legal experts say they’re well within their rights to make the sale.

“It’s a First Amendment issue. You can advertise goods or services that are illegal where they’re advertised but legal where they’re performed,” said Marc Randazza, an attorney specializing in first amendment law. “What’s she’s advertising is as legal as toast with the crust cut off where she is.”

Randazza said some prosecutors might be eager to jump on the case, but that this “commercial speech” is protected.

“If this is legal where it’s being advertised” — in Nevada — “the government can’t say you can’t advertise it here,” he told FOXNews.com.

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January 19, 2009 Posted by | News of the Weird | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Man-eating Catfish

Here’s why sissies use fishing poles:

For all those crazy guys who go ‘noodling’ for catfish and stick their arms down the fish’s throat!!

 This would be ‘all the catfish you can eat.’

Each year, a few people were drowning or disappearing mysteriously in Huadu’s Furong Reservoir.

It was not until recently, when the son of a government official went swimming in the reservoir and was drowned, that the secret was revealed.

It is a 3 meter long man-eating catfish whose head alone is 1 meter wide! After cutting up the catfish, people were surprised to find the remains of a man inside!


Swimming in the reservoir is now forbidden because it is feared another similar man-eating catfish is still lurking in the waters.

 

January 16, 2009 Posted by | News of the Weird | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Superman Kiss


Chinese girl gets ‘kiss of deaf’

A young Chinese woman was left partially deaf following a passionate kiss from her boyfriend.

The 20-something from Zhuhai in Guangdong province arrived at hospital having completely lost the hearing in her left ear, said local reports.

The incident prompted a series of articles in the local media warning of the dangers of excessive kissing.

“While kissing is normally very safe, doctors advise people to proceed with caution,” wrote the China Daily.

The doctor who treated the girl in hospital was quoted in the paper explaining what had happened.

“The kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear.”

The chorus of warnings was echoed by the Shanghai Daily, which wrote: “A strong kiss may cause an imbalance in the air pressure between two inner ears and lead to a broken ear drum.”

The young woman is expected to regain her full hearing within about two months.

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Medical Oddities, News of the Weird | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Woman Killed by Fold-Away Bed

Woman, 73, dies after becoming trapped inside new foldaway bed
By Daily Mail Reporter

A Spanish woman has died after her new temporary bed folded up and trapped her against the wall. The 73-year-old from Bobadilla Estacion in Malaga, southern Spain, had only bought the bed a few days earlier ahead of relatives visiting her at Christmas. It is thought she was trying out the new piece of furniture when it flipped up back into the wall space, trapping her inside.

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An example of a folding bed which is designed to lift upwards to sit inside a cavity.

The alarm was raised when she failed to make her usual trip to the bakery last Wednesday. After telephoning her several times, her family called around to her house on Thursday morning but could not find her. However they were mystified when they saw all her personal effects still in her home. One of her sons told local newspaper La Opinion de Malaga: ‘Her glasses, her rings and her personal alarm were in their usual place and we didn’t think to open up the bed to look for her.’ It was not until Thursday evening that her daughter-in-law pulled the bed down and found the pensioner trapped between the mattress and the wall. The family has said it will sue the furniture company that sold the bed on the grounds it was faulty or not installed properly. ‘That thing was a death trap and we demand accountability,’ said her son.

December 4, 2008 Posted by | News of the Weird | , , , , , | Leave a comment